First the outer laminate gets laid in the mold and vacuum-bagged. Then the Core Cell foam (one inch thick in bottom and decks, three-quarter-inch hull sides) coring, then the inner laminate, then the stringers and bulkheads get installed, with each layer receiving a separate vacuum-bagging process. Finally, the entire boat gets baked in an oven at 150 degrees for 26 hours, which causes the chains of epoxy molecules to align and link together for the strongest yet lightest material you can build a boat out of. There's no more labor-intensive, expensive way to build a boat. On the plus side, however, the Predator tips the scales at 12,500 pounds with the tower, the teak deck and trim, and fuel tanks that form part of the structure of the boat.